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Castle accommodation in Galway City and County
From its commanding position overlooking Clifden, the Abbeyglen Hotel is the ideal base for touring Connemara. The early 19th century manor house with a backdrop of the Twelve Bens has 18 rooms with antique style furniture and traditional fabrics. Facilities include a sauna and spa tub.
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Ballynahinch Castle is an intimate 4 star hotel set in 450 acres of woodlands, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara, Galway. It stands proud and majestic overlooking the famous Ballynahinch Salmon River, whilst being surrounded the splendour of the Twelve Bens. There are 40 luxuriously appointed rooms at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel which have been decorated and furnished to reflect the Castle's history. Choose from an elegant standard, superior or luxury bedroom or a Riverside suite. Standard rooms which are situated in the main part of the house have views of the mountains, river or courtyard. Each room has a private bathroom, TV and direct dial telephone. Superior Rooms have four poster beds, a sitting area and views of the river. Luxury Rooms and Riverside Suites, which are located in the riverside wing, have king size beds, luxury bathroom, private dressing area and dressing gown and slippers are provided. These rooms enjoy views of the river and woodland.<br><br> There are many leisure activities that can be enjoyed at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. Pony trekking on the beach can be arranged at reception and the walking centre provides guided walks through the Twelve Bens mountains. Ballynahinch Fishery is known as one of the finest salmon and sea trout rivers in Ireland. The hotel also has 13,000 acres of prime woodcock shooting which is held from November through to the end of January.
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Cloghan Castle is an exclusive, self catering venue, ideal for that fairytale wedding reception, birthday party, family reunion or special event in the rolling hills near Galway City. Rented on an exclusive, self-catering basis only and features 7 luxurious double bedrooms; banquet hall, drawing room upstairs with large open fireplace, barbeque facility on battlement and a fully-equipped Kitchen.
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Cloonacauneen Castle is a beautiful 15th century Norman castle situated on outskirts of Galway city. This beautiful castle is ideal for Weddings, Parties, Corporate Entertainment and Banquets with a function room that can cater up to 150 guests. Accommodation is also present with tastefully decorated rooms which make this castle ideal for any visitor to the city.
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Experience life in a 16th century castle. Explore the surrounding indigenous woodland and take time for a picnic by the castle. Facilities include guided tours, exhibitions, woodland paths, a picnic area and light refreshments. Dunsandle Castle and Woods are open to the public Wednesday to Sunday, May to October 10am to 6pm.
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In the midst of a special area of limestone mountain scenery, with a distinctive beauty and holding a wealth of treasure for the botanist and explorer of historic ruins, lies Gregans Castle Hotel. Situated at the foot of the Corkscrew Hill, with breathtaking views over the mystical Burren mountains and Galway Bay. This historic house dates from 1750 and was the residence of the Martyn Family who married into the O'Lochlain clan (Princes of The Burren) and were granted the Gregans estate by the Cromwellian Commissioners in 1656. Now a relaxing four star country house hotel, this oasis has been run by The Haden Family for 30 years. Warm hospitality, friendly staff, good food, comfort and peace and quiet are the themes. Comfortable bedrooms and suites are decorated in a traditional country house style. There are extensive borrowed landscape gardens and woodland paths to wander through with abundant birdlife. <br><br>Lahinch, Doonbeg and Gort Golf Clubs and The Cliffs of Moher are all nearby. Local pubs are famous for the traditional Irish music. The Burren is an excellent location for walking and cycling and has many interesting marked routes. Gregans Castle also caters for special events such as small weddings and parties.
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Experience the tranquillity of Co. Galway in a lovingly restored castle overlooking the Kilcolgan River, with views of Galway Bay. Dating from the 11th century. Rebuilt in the late 18th century, it incorporates some of the walls of the earlier stronghold. The castle has been renovated and decorated to the highest standards, to include every modern comfort, while maintaining its historic ambience.
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Kinnitty Castle, surrounded by a 1000 acre estate, lies at the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains near the historic town of Birr in County Offaly. The original Castle was built by the Normans in the 13th century and later became the seat of the O'Carroll clan. <br><br> Today the castle offers all the comforts of a modern hotel. Beautiful antiques adorn the elegant interior, which features a Louis XV-style drawing room and the Library Bar with its antiquarian books. The decor of the bedrooms is in keeping with the period style, each with views over the estate. The spacious Georgian restaurant seats 60 while 2 separate suites are suitable for small business groups. Horse-lovers are well-catered for here with trekking in the mountains, riding lessons, cross-country and hunting all being organised by the Equestrian Centre. Clay pigeon shooting and tennis are available on the estate while fishing and golf trips can be organised. Activities in the Spa and Leisure Centre complete the range available. The present building emerged after its destruction in 1929.
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Lough Cutra Castle is one of the most beautiful Castles in Ireland. Situated at the end of a mile long driveway it overlooks our private 1000 acre lake and 500 acres of woodland. We can host any event you wish and are available for instance for private parties, gala dinners,weddings, film locations. Whatever the event every hiring of the Castle is always on an exclusive basis.
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Ross Castle offers refined elegance for your special occasion or memorable holiday. The distinctive ambiance of the Castle's grand rooms and cottages will captivate you and up to 40 guests. Ross Castle, built during the 16th century, is a listed building restored to contemporary standards and accented with beautiful antique furnishings and oriental rugs. Every window captures magical views of rolling parkland, lake and mountains. During your stay at The Castle, all of the following services will be provided and included: breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner. Our professional staff will take great care of your personal laundry and all housecleaning. The five bedrooms in the Main House all have adjoining bathrooms with showers and heated towel rails. The magnificent dining room seats 30 people comfortably. The room boasts a great stone fireplace with a carved coat of arms commemorating the marriage of Robert Martin, who built the castle in 1590, and Kate Lynch. The Martin and Lynch families are two of the fourteen "tribes of Galway".
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Connemara International Marathon (23rd April 2017)
2017 is the 16th Connemara Marathon, taking runners past stunning mountains and beautiful glacial lakes.
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Galway Theatre Festival (18th - 23rd April 2017)
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Connemara Day Tour

Discover Connemara, a beautifully scenic region just north of Galway City with Lally Tours. This tour includes stops at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Gardens, Leenane Village, Killary Fjord and the village of An Spidéal overlooking Galway Bay.

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Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Day Tour

The unmissable Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour with Lally Tours includes up to 2 hours at the cliffs and includes stops at the lunar-like Burren region, Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Caves & Birds of Prey Centre and the charming village of Doolin overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

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Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

A Non-Stop Express Shuttle Service to the Cliffs of Moher with Lally Tours. Experience Ireland’s natural, mysterious, 214m (702 ft) high cliffs and interactive visitor centre. You’ll have 2 full hours to explore on your own before heading back to Galway.

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Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Explore Galway with one of Lally Tours' friendly guides to learn about this colourful city and see it from the best vantage point: an open top bus! You’ll see everything from medieval walls in the city centre to the sandy beaches of Salthill. Hop on and off as much as you’d like and your ticket is valid for 24 hours.

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